GROZNY, October 5. /TASS/. Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin has promoted him to the rank of Colonel General.
"I would like to share one more pleasant piece of news with you. The President of Russia awarded me with the rank of Colonel General. The decree number is 709. Vladimir Vladimirovich informed me and congratulated me personally," Kadyrov said on his Telegram channel Wednesday.
Putin also relayed congratulations with the Day of the city of Grozny, Teacher’s Day and the Day of the Chechen Youth.
"The head of state called me and asked to wish all the people of Chechnya welfare, luck and success in his name! Despite his workload, the commander-in-chief never forgets about important dates in our region," Kadyrov said.
The head of Chechnya noted that there will be no entertainment events due to the special military operation. Artists and art collectives will perform spiritual and patriotic songs, will praise heroes and will tell about feats of the defenders of the Homeland.
In late March of this year, Kadyrov was awarded with the rank of Lieutenant General. On April 7, Commander of the Russian National Guard North Caucasus District Sergey Zakharov presented Kadyrov with the presidential decree and his shoulder straps.